Grand Final Day

The biggest day in the AFL calendar is just around the corner!

Whether it’s enjoying a beer in the Main Bar, dining in the Espy Kitchen or cheering on your team in the Gersh, we’ll have the game live and loud across the Ground Floor.


The Ghost Of Alfred Felton

Introducing a brand new cocktail menu at The Ghost of Alfred Felton, our world class cocktail bar on our (not-so) secret top floor. ⁠

The Ghost is open Thursday-Sunday from 4pm-late with live music every night from 8:30pm. ⁠


Wednesday Trivia Night

You asked, we listened! Introducing Trivia at the Espy in our iconic Public Bar every Wednesday from 7pm.


Introducing the Espy Negroni

We’ve bottled our signature and most loved cocktail so that you can enjoy the Espy anytime, anywhere.

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See Why We’re St Kilda’s Best Pub

Whether you want to enjoy a good meal, kick back with some drinks or take in a gig, there’s only one place to be – Hotel Esplanade, the best pub in St Kilda. Fine food, functions, fun gigs and five levels of different bars, Hotel Esplanade has historically been one of the most popular bars in St Kilda.

Grab a Meal at The Espy

The Espy Kitchen features a menu highlighting the very best local and seasonal produce, designed to be shared. Enjoy the perfectly paired (and extensive) wine and cocktail list and the bustling yet intimate atmosphere.

For some flavour-filled Cantonese food, our Mya Tiger restaurant proves a real treat. Think dumplings, Peking duck, inspiring cocktails and a banquet menu of some of our favourite dishes for large groups.

Bookings are currently essential for both of our eateries due to Government regulations.

The Hotel Esplanade Bar Scene

Whatever bar scene you prefer, whatever tipples you enjoy, you’ll find everything you could desire under one roof at Hotel Esplanade. We operate 12 different bars across 5 levels, with hand-picked wines, classic and custom cocktails, more craft beers than you could ever imagine and spirits from our very own in-house barrel-ageing program. We even show live sports in the Public Bar, with every live AFL kick-off the season show on our TVs.

It is this widespread range of bars and drinks, coupled with our excellent customer service that has earned us our stellar reputation as one of the leading St Kilda bars.

Explore Our Gigs & Admire the Arts

Hotel Esplanade is the home of live music in St Kilda. From comedy shows to live music to DJ sets, every music taste is catered for across our three stages. We consistently operate a jam-packed line-up of gigs and shows so you always have an excuse to swing by.

Rounding off the many reasons to visit Hotel Esplanade is our full program of arts. From storytelling experiences to art displays, historical tours and more, we host a range of live and experiential art shows and events to enjoy.

Host an Event at The Hotel Esplanade

Hotel Esplanade is the perfect place to host any event or function. We offer several function rooms and event areas to carer for celebrations of any size. From birthday parties to corporate events, intimate dinners to unique wedding spaces and much more, Hotel Esplanade is your ideal event venue. Talk to our team to explore how we can customise our venue to meet your specific needs.

It’s time to visit Hotel Esplanade

If you haven’t made the most of the best pubs in St Kilda Melbourne yet, then its time to come see what all the fuss is about. We welcome you to join us at Hotel Esplanade. Book in for a meal, drop by for a drink, take in a show or just come in and have a look around.